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How I Overcame My Mental Health Issues

Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz

My mental health issues improved because I didn't give up on them and I didn't get let them own me - I kept learning about them and about myself, and I kept looking for the underlying causes of the symptoms.

Writing Poetry for Addiction Recovery - A Case Study

Annabel Burn | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Poetry has been in the news due to its usefulness in therapy, helping the traumatised, the bereaved, and those who just have difficulty expressing themselves through normal conversation. Perhaps less well known is the use of poetry in helping people recovering from addiction. Emotional pain is part of the wreckage of addiction and using poetry to unlock shame, anger, anxiety and low self-esteem can produce remarkable results.

Book Review - Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought

Will Black | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Will Black

Because We Are Bad is a harrowing account of a girl's struggle to make sense of the world and contend with distressing thoughts and perceptions that constantly tore into her mind and life. A complex silent battle being fought day and night for many years, while trying desperately to fit in without betraying her secrets and the world coming crashing down.

Top Five Hong Kong Sights and Experiences

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

It was my first time to Hong Kong and I didn't really know what to expect before arriving. After taking a quick trip to Google, the city appeared as tall buildings, bright lights and a scattering of boats.

How Can We Improve Access to Services for Children and Young People's Mental Health?

Andrew Graley | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK
Andrew Graley

The therapists working with our children and young adults do a fantastic job, often in difficult conditions. They are known as the Cinderella Service in the UK NHS because of the low budget they receive. Sharing the therapist expertise and giving them the tools to reach more of those in need will undoubtedly help to intervene earlier.

Anything More Than Nothing Is Something

Trevor Silvester | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Silvester

You can't negotiate with success. You either do what it requires, or it goes to someone else. Usually that's the person who doesn't care that they're tired, who starts earlier or works later, who turns off the TV, who sacrifices 'me time', who finds a way around every obstacle.

Chemical Castration - or Compassion for Paedophiles?

Dr Sarah D Goode | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Dr Sarah D Goode

Every paedophile was once somebody's little child, a member of somebody's family. To imagine that they are somehow distinct from us, that they are 'those monsters over there' is a fairy-story we can no longer afford to believe.

Is the Future Digital for Psychological Therapies?

Sarah Bateup | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Tech
Sarah Bateup

Examination of the work of over 200 CBT therapists working online using written communication demonstrates that those therapists that get the best results are the ones adhering to evidence-based treatment plans. It has never been possible to demonstrate this before with certainty.

Six-Year-Old Girls in Jordan's Za'atari Refugee Camp Draw Tanks, Soldiers and Blood

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

We woke up early for the two hour drive from the city, into the midst of the desert, and there it was... Barbed wire, security and dust; we had our passports and equipment thoroughly checked before entering. As we drove through the camp the vastness of it became clear, sand-coloured shelters in every direction, as far as the eye could see; the homes of 85,000 Syrian refugees.

The Important Role Pets Can Play for Someone With a Serious Illness

Anikka Burton | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anikka Burton

The bond between humans and animals is amazing. In many households, pets are an important part of the family dynamic, but in others they are have an even more important role.

'Cancel The Sunshine' - How Writing Became a Coping Method for My Anxiety and Depression

Chantelle Dusette | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chantelle Dusette

Depression bubbling under the surface, or hovering above, never seen by any, only felt by me. I was used to it. Familiar. At times I would think, "I need to sort this out" and alcohol would come along, "remember our agreement? I can take care of this for you." And it did.

EMDR Therapy: How Looking Left-To-Right Could Banish Traumatic Memories

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

What if we told you that distressing memories could be wiped away by moving your eyes from left to right, over and over again? While it might sound...

The Duchess of Cambridge Is Right - Young Minds Really Do Matter

Dr Becky Spelman | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Becky Spelman

This is particularly notable with younger audiences, who have really started to acknowledge the importance of adopting a patient and respectful attitude to mental health issues. This of course has its roots in their family life, education, and popular culture, which have collectively moved forward in a very positive way.

Rachel Moss

A Paintbrush Can Be All It Takes To Help A Troubled Child Express Themselves | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For an adult suffering with a mental health problem, talking about how they’re feeling can be difficult. So, for a child with limited language sk...

Virtual Therapy Could Help People With Depression

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new therapy that transports patients into a virtual world has been found to help people with depression. During the therapy, patients wear a head...

The Aftermath of Christmas on a Relationship and Family

Heather Montoute | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Parents
Heather Montoute

As a nation, we seem to put ourselves under more and more pressure each year to make Christmas better and to try and make people happy - and as a result we make ourselves miserable.

6 Things People Who Go To Therapy Want You To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you're going through a difficult time or have an ongoing mental health issue, talking through your thoughts with a therapist can be a big help...

Why January Can Be a Confidence Crushing Month

BritChick Paris | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

The media have coined the term 'Blue Monday' to describe the feeling that can overwhelm us mid-January. January is meant to be the first month of a blossoming new year, but for many of us it throws a spotlight on all the aspects of our life we aren't satisfied with.


Laura Humphreys | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Humphreys

It's been six weeks since I started the Thrive Programme with Thrive with Amy. I was due my final session on Tuesday but, due to viral nasties knocki...

Here's Why I Believe Skype Is the Future of Therapy

Michael Carthy | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

It's this blend of advanced tech and changing attitudes towards interacting via a computer screen that means it's the perfect time to use Skype to bring therapy to those who need it most in a way that's just as powerful and transformative as meeting people face-to-face.

Beyond Bipolar

Amanda Nicol | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Nicol

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I suffered terribly with the side-effects of medication; the tardive dyskinesia, which is extremely distressing, both to experience and witness; short-term memory loss; splitting lips; lactation; sensitivity to sunshine; you name it, I had it.

When the Past Calls Let It Go to Voicemail

Lily Temperley | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK
Lily Temperley

Feedback. Being told what you're great at and what you can improve on is always a gift. Unless you are trapped at a table with an ex-boyfriend you haven't seen in close to a year. And he is majoring on your 'room for improvement' using as many working examples as possible.

Corbyn's Therapeutic PMQ Style

Karen Dobres | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Politics
Karen Dobres

The other evening I was invited to a "Circle" led by a Native American elder - we do this kind of stuff down in deepest, darkest Sussex. Manitonquet (...

How to Love Dangerously

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

There are so many reasons to be afraid of intimacy and love we can hardly begin to enumerate them. John Paul-Sartre opined that lovers want to possess the desire of the other to quell their fear of rejection and abandonment. In that way he believes that all love relationships are doomed to battles for independence and ever present dependency.

On Therapy

Fiona Kennedy | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Kennedy

I recently came to the end of a therapeutic relationship that spanned just over six years. I can quite honestly put my hand on my heart and say that that relationship has changed my life more than I ever thought was possible.